Current status in Wirral

The local COVID alert level is Very high.

Wirral saw a rapid increase in the number of COVID-19 cases from September onwards. Although numbers now appear to be levelling off slightly, the borough still has extremely high rates compared to other areas of England.

At the end of August, we had around 90 cases per week. This compares to the current level of 563 cases per week (in the 7 days to 14 November 2020, the most recent day for which figures are available).

There is now widespread community transmission, with new positive COVID-19 cases being seen across Wirral and in all age groups.

Weekly data from the Office for National Statistics (published on 17 November 2020) showed there had been 94 registered deaths in Wirral. 24% of these (or 23 in actual numbers) were COVID-19 deaths.

Wirral COVID-19 infection rate

Number of infected people per 100,000 185
Percentage of all people tested
who tested positive in the last 7 days

COVID-19 infections by age group

For the 7 days to 14 November 2020.

Age group Proportion of all Wirral cases
0-9 4%
10-19 9%
20-29 17%
30-39 18%
40-49 16%
50-59 16%
60-69 10%
70-79 4%
80 and above 6%

Number of COVID-19 cases by ward

For the 7 days to 14 November 2020. Increase or decrease comments are comparing previous numbers for the previous week.

Find out which ward you live in

Ward Number of cases Increase or
Claughton 40 Increase
Rock Ferry 34 Decrease
Liscard 34 Increase
Clatterbridge 34 Decrease
Moreton West and Saughall Massie 32 Decrease
Seacombe 31 Increase
New Brighton 29 Increase
Wallasey 28 Increase
Leasowe and Moreton East 28 Decrease
Birkenhead and Tranmere 28 Decrease
Prenton 27 Decrease
Oxton 26 Increase
Bebington 26 Decrease
Bromborough 23 Decrease
Eastham 22 Decrease
Upton 21 Decrease
Bidston and St James 20 Decrease
Pensby and Thingwall 18 Decrease
Heswall 17 Increase
Hoylake and Meols 15 Decrease
Greasby, Frankby and Irby 15 No change
West Kirby and Thurstaston 9 Decrease

Cases by sex

For the 7 days to 14 November 2020.

  Percentage of cases
Female 51%
Male 48%
Unknown 1%

Cases by ethnic background

For the 7 days to 14 November 2020.

Ethnic background Percentage of Wirral cases
White British 80%
Black and minority ethnic (BAME) or mixed heritage 9%
Unknown 11%

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As of 16 November, Public Health England (PHE) updated the way it records the location of people who test positive or negative for COVID-19. View GOV.UK for a more detailed explanation.

More COVID-19 statistics

Visit the Wirral Intelligence Service website for more detailed  COVID-19 statistics